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« #480 : October 05, 2015, 05:03:05 PM »

Flying Tigers (1942) This is amazing in some respect. First of all, I can't remember a b&w movie or even a color movie until well into the 60's where so much use of fake blood is made.  The special effects are remarkable (the airplane flying into the canyon comes first). Unfortunately there's also the usual dose (not much, thank God) of melodrama you could have done without, but it's a good propaganda movie. 7/10

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« #481 : October 06, 2015, 12:59:28 PM »

Tycoon (1947) Not bad romance-adventure flick in gorgeous technicolor with a  great Hardwicke. Watchable once. 6/10


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« #482 : October 07, 2015, 07:28:04 AM »

The Phantom of the Opera (1943) I never liked the story, probably because the first version I saw was the boring De Palma one. Then I saw Chaney's: better but not impressed (but now that I saw some bits of the technicolor sequences I might change my assessment) and now this one, absolutely the best one, though it could have been much better and more horror-centered (even the disfigurement is ridiculous: I saw worse than what Rains displays). Anyway the Oscars it took are well earned, for once. 7/10 


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« #483 : October 07, 2015, 07:30:28 AM »

The Invisible Man (1932) Were it not for some awkward scenes this would take 9/10. But thanx to narrative rhythm and special effects and the fact that Rains is seen omly at the end it gets 8/10.


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« #484 : October 11, 2015, 07:07:23 AM »

The Adventures of Busty Brown (1967) I thought it was another Aroused-style sexploitation, but unfortunately it was not. The current available version doesn't help, sure, as it is filled with cuts, so I can give it only 4/10 for the tits, what's left of them. :-X


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« #485 : October 11, 2015, 06:44:32 PM »

Double Agent 73 (1974) The problem with the two Chesty Morgan-Doris Wishman flicks is that they veer more on nudies (Wishman made some) than onsexploitation. So, as the stories are worth a spit, they result extremely boring. 4/10

Deadly Weapons (1974) Casting of Harry Reems makes one assume that hc scenes (or at least one) were shot and then cut. Not that they would have saved the enterprise, as boring as the other. Curiously, the guitar solo theme from OUTW was more or less plagiarized. 4/10


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« #486 : October 13, 2015, 04:39:18 PM »

Rhythm on the Range (1936) It starts well but then it bores. One good song (the first one) anf Frances Farmer beautiful. Martha Rye tries her best but it still bores. 5/10


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« #487 : October 13, 2015, 11:17:20 PM »

Rhythm on the River (1940) An early Wilder screenplay, with some typical touches (the cucumber cream joke). Levant and Rathbone spicy up the not completely usual story about ghostwriting. A scene with the best musical number has a band doing a jam in a hock shop to redeem their instruments: does it ring a bell?

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« #488 : October 29, 2015, 06:46:10 PM »

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) I remembered well: little comedy, no remarkable song, Bendix miscast and unfunny as can be. Hope the original novel is better. 5/10


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« #489 : October 29, 2015, 06:51:26 PM »

The Emperor Waltz (1948) I had always missed this early Wilder, with reason. Little irony on old Hapsburg monarchy, though early scenes might have been promising. The story is moronic but unredeemed by comedy. It seems that fault lies with production not with Wilder. The songs are forgotten while heard. The scene between Crosby and the King though is good. 6/10


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« #490 : October 29, 2015, 06:56:19 PM »

Holiday Inn (1942) Thank God you have here lots of musical  numbers and those featuring Astaire are all good. It can't be an excellent musical, on the level of Astaire's best, because the females leads are not pretty (Rogers and Hayworth were too expensive for the production) and Abel can't compare to Horton. 7/10


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« #491 : October 31, 2015, 03:17:19 PM »

Going My Way (1944) The movie sucks but allowed me to understand the song "Swinging on a Star", though I still can't understand why many famous singers dirtied themselves with it. Crosby got an Oscar for his performance: and the movie won too, and Fitzgerald and the song as well. That year Double Indemnity  got nothing. Usual shame on the Academy. 4/10


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« #492 : November 01, 2015, 05:30:03 AM »

The Bells of St. Mary (1945) This manages easily to be worst than the former, heaping icessantly all the worst ingredients of cheap melodrama, not saved by the few vocals of Crosby, good as they are in spite of poor material. And Bergman is no Fitzgerald. But I was stricken by a scene where you can see an earlier use, preceding that of Best Years of Our Life of the so called "depth of field": evidently Bazin missed this schlocky movie and can't blame him for it. 3/10 


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« #493 : November 03, 2015, 06:17:12 AM »

Birth of the Blues (1941) Great music, though Mary Martin (here more appetizing than in Rhythm on the River ) doesn't fit and story doesn't keep the pace of the first part. 7/10


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« #494 : November 03, 2015, 06:20:44 AM »

Blue Skies (1946) The four Astaire numbers vary from good to memorable and so this earns the movie 8/10, even if you can do wityhout the rest of the movie.


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